Childhood Cancer Day Awareness Flyer, a partnership of the International Confederation of Childhood Cancer Parent Organisations (ICCCPO) and the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP).

Are You Child Cancer Aware?

The earlier cancer is diagnosed, the easier it is to treat, often requiring less intense therapy and fewer invasive procedures that have lower cost physically, emotionally and financially. Awareness of childhood cancer is key to achieving early diagnosis, saving lives and limiting the burden of cancer treatment on the child, family and wider society.

Treasure Flower - a rare species of daisy with a bright yellow core surrounded by a darker ring that radiates into the fiery orange and yellow petals.

Loving Without Fear

As a survivor of bilateral retinoblastoma, I am challenged to be supportive of dear friends facing their own second cancer journey, without being swamped by fear for my own future. I imagine this is a similar balancing act for parents whose children are in treatment now, as social media increasingly brings us into contact with families struggling to access appropriate care for their child.

Metal Gold Ribbon Lapel Pin.

Going for Gold to Reach Our Goal.

Recently, a number of people have asked why we promote the childhood cancer gold ribbon and not a ribbon uniquely for retinoblastoma. This is a good question – here are our three key reasons…

Abby White, Iyowane (16 months), Cecelia (Iyowane’s mother), Melaia (Sera’s mother), Sera (8) and her sister, Siteri (3).

Up Front Down Under

I thought I had a fair understanding of the difficulties faced by families whose children have cancer in a developing country, The visit opened my eyes to an entirely different world. Spending time with the families in Fiji really brought home to me the harsh realities of this situation.

Celebrating a successful week of training in Eldoret.

Child Life: Training for Best Care

Our child life leaders are excited to be bringing child life skills to the children they care for. Their knowledge, vision and dedication will enrich paediatric health care and children’s lives beyond measure.

Any child can be a princess (or prince) even after their eye is removed.

Why Refuse Eye Removal Surgery?

People often ask me incredulously “why would parents refuse eye removed surgery if it’s the only way to save their child’s life?” This is a very important question. Understanding the complex answers helps us care for families to ensure children have the best chance of cure.